The campaign to save Saith Seren from closure has been backed by the Welsh centre’s board.
The Wrexham cooperative’s board met over the weekend to discuss options facing the centre, which is due to close on May 16th because the community venture has been unable to pay rent.
Marc Jones, who chairs the cooperative, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from Wrexham, Wales and beyond after we were told that Saith Seren would be closing. We’re very grateful for the kind words from all those who have contacted us.
“As a board we’ve been very careful to ensure that all our bills can be paid and that our staff are fully paid. We want to make sure that Saith Seren is a going concern.
“That’s why we’ve very grateful that Say Something in Welsh has launched a pledge to give £10 or more a month to support Saith Seren.
The event will be held at Llwyn Isaf (The Guild Hall) in the centre of the town and is expected to have a record number of exhibitors attending the two day event, as well as cooking demonstrations, live music and children’s entertainment.
Organised by Nightingale House Hospice in conjunction with the Destination Wrexham Partnership and Wrexham County Borough Council, all proceeds from the festival go towards the provision of palliative care at the Wrexham based Hospice.
And to launch the event, two of the town’s major producers have joined together with both the Destination Wrexham Partnership and Nightingale House at the Hospice.
“We’re delighted that both Wrexham Lager and the Royal Oak from Bangor on Dee, producers of the famous Wrexham Burger, will be joining us at Llwyn Isaf amongst a record number of other producers from across Wrexham and the region.”
“Sharing our passion for reading and rhyme”
Wrexham’s first literary festival, Carnival of Words , offers a delightful array of literature, poetry and entertainment events for all. A number of local businesses are supporting the events which expect to be sold out in advance with very affordable ticket prices. A temporary shop will be open in Eagles Meadow during April, hosting free events, providing information and interaction with the general public.
Tickets on sale through Eventbrite now and from early March at Wrexham Waterstones and Wrexham Library.
The full programme of events is available on the Wrexham Carnival of Words Facebook group.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Williams or Ann Hughes, Wrexham Library, 01978 292090
Britain’s favourite choirmaster will showcase his new choir at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Gareth Malone OBE, who masterminded the meteoric rise to fame of the Military Wives choir, is looking forward to playing a part in the climactic Choir of the World event when choirs will compete for the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy.
And Gareth’s new Voices choir will perform at the glittering event while he also has ambitious plans to recruit some members from the international choirs to put on a very special joint performance.
He said: “I’m really excited about visiting Llangollen and soaking up the festival’s unique atmosphere. Llangollen has such history, I can’t think of any English festival that compares or comes even close.
“I have visited the Eisteddfod once before but we were filming for The Choir: Sing While You Work and it was so chaotically busy filming, that I didn’t get the chance to see as much of the festival as I’d have liked.
Club Statement (from www.wrexhamafc.co.uk)
Wrexham FC today announces the departure of First Team Manager Kevin Wilkin from the football club.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Kevin for his endeavours during his time at the Wrexham FC, in particular reaching both the FA Trophy Final and the
third round of the FA Cup this season and his focus on developing links with the community.
This was an incredibly difficult decision but despite our cup successes our main priority is promotion back to the football league and we have not made the progress expected towards that aim. We have therefore made the difficult decision that a change is needed.
Carl Darlington and Gary Mills will prepare the team for the forthcoming home fixtures supported by Michael Oakes and we will make further announcements in due course.